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Underground Journeyman Lineman - Southaven, MS
Job Code:11-2018-008
Location:Southaven/North Mississippi
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Range:$24.00/hr - $30.00/hr


Under the direction of the Foreman or General Foreman, the Journeyman Lineman must safely install, troubleshoot, repair and remove overhead/underground distribution power lines and related equipment. The Journeyman Lineman provides limited oversight of apprentice level positions to further their development.

Essential Functions

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Thorough knowledge of company safety rules, policies, processes, work practices, goals, and objectives
  • Identify and use material required to install, frame, transfer or convert any/all equipment or accomplish any job required under distribution standards.
  • Follow switching orders to transfer load, pickup load, de-energize load, obtain clearance and obtain non-reclosing orders to perform required work on electrical systems.Must be familiar with OSHA requirements for de-energized and energized line work and minimum approach distances.
  • Conduct inspections of all equipment, document and initiate repairs or testing needs in a timely manner and in accordance with standardized procedures.
  • Install, troubleshoot, replace and/or remove common underground distribution equipment including but not limited to UG/OH risers, transformers, switch cabinets, pedestals, manholes, vaults, switchgear, self-contained metering, and load-break & bolt-on elbows.
  • Organize equipment, tools, material, crew, paperwork, permits, safety equipment, staking sheets as necessary to accomplish task.
  • Be familiar with excavating laws that fall under state 811, railroad commission or governing authority.
  • Provide on-the-job training for groundman, equipment operators and apprentices.


  • Must be able to read and understand technical information, manuals, policies, procedures, work orders, blueprints, spec books, system maps and diagrams
  • Must be able to deal with emergency situations, hazardous conditions, multiple priorities, frequent interruptions, and time constraints
  • Must possess leadership skills to provide guidance and training to assigned personnel in a safe effective and positive manner
  • Must be able to understand and use the English language, both oral and written, to communicate information, instructions, and ideas to other personnel.
  • Must be able to properly fill out documents and lead Job Hazard Analysis pre-job and post job meetings
  • Must be dependable and trustworthy

Work Environment

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works near moving mechanical parts and in outside conditions that include inclement weather, heat and humidity, and exposure to outdoor elements.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The position must have the ability to lift heavy objects weighing at times up to 50 pounds and carry that weight a minimum of 20 feet on a regular, recurring basis. Must have the ability to walk over uneven, steep, or difficult terrain for distances of approximately a quarter mile on a regular, recurring basis and perform strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. Must be able to carry 25 pounds of gear while working in an aerial lift device with a weight limit of 350 pounds.  The employee must be able to lift, push, pull or carry objects; uses abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue. The position requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination. The position requires the ability to climb up to and onto elevated equipment and stand for long periods of time.  The position requires the ability to quickly move arms and legs. The employee must have excellent stamina. Must have the ability to hear long distances, see long distances and differentiate between colors, and have depth perception.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Thursday, 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 40 hours per week. This position frequently requires long hours and weekend work.  MUST be willing to travel for storm recovery, length of stay will depend on volume of work.


The position primarily works at a customer premise during the workweek which may require weekly overnight travel.  Out of area and extended travel may be required and will be dictated by customer demand and power outages related to various natural disasters. 

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or Equivalent (GED)
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience working with underground distribution systems
  • Must possess a valid CDL-A license with clear driving record

    Preferred Education and Experience

  • Completion of an apprentice program or technical training as a lineman
  • Experience working both underground and overhead distribution systems, installing and troubleshooting distribution systems, and operating a variety of specialized equipment

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

Work Authorization/Security Clearance (if applicable)

AAP/EEO Statement

B&B Electrical & Utility Contractors, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.